Fun facts about everything


Sometimes it’s easy to write this column, when I have something to say or something interesting to share. Other times it’s harder, when nothing you can think of sounds interesting. This is called writer’s block and believe me, it’s no picnic.

So today, instead of ranting or blathering about something boring, I am simply going to hit you with a lot of random, interesting facts. If you can’t find something interesting in this bunch of stuff, it’s not my fault. Ready? Here we go.

A single banana is called a finger and a bunch of bananas is called a hand.

Caffeine is used as a pesticide on coffee plants.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Sound moves four times faster through water than through air.

10% of the world’s population is left-handed.

Speaking of left-handed, dogs and cats are “left-pawed” or “right-pawed.”

Octopus have three hearts.

Donkeys and zebras will mate, producing “zonkeys.”

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

No word in the English language rhymes with orange, silver or purple. 

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear any pants.

June is national Dairy month. If you want, you can eat some kind of dairy food every day of the month. But if you are really creative, you can eat a different flavor of ice cream every day of the month.

So, there you go! Wasn’t that interesting? Wasn’t that entertaining? Wasn’t that just about the best thing since sliced bread? No? Okay then let’s add this: Sliced bread was invented in 1927 and only six years later more sliced bread was sold than unsliced. 

And now you know everything!

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